Parish News

Palm Sunday: 10 April 2022

Services this week:

Palm Sunday Mass 10.00am
Monday of Holy Week Mass 10.00am
  Lenten Service 7.00pm
Wednesday of Holy Week Ecumenical Way of the Cross 7.00pm
Thursday of Holy Week Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.00pm
  Night Prayer 11.45pm
Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion 3.00pm
  Stations of the Cross 7.00pm
Holy Saturday Easter Food Blessing 11.00am
  Easter Vigil 8.00pm
Easter Sunday Mass 10.00am

In your charity please remember in your prayers... 

All the sick and housebound, especially those affected by Covid-19. Also, Charlie Markie, James Temperly, Sophie McIntosh and nana McKinley whose anniversaries occur about this time.

May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Latest News…

The Offertory Collections last weekend amounted to £438.30 - grateful thanks to all donors. There will be a Special Collection today for SCIAF’s annual appeal.

Easter Food Blessing: This popular tradition will be offered at St Mary’s at 11am on Holy Saturday, 16th April. All are very welcome!

Ecumenical Holy Week Services: All are very welcome to join in prayer with our Christian sisters and brothers across Bo’ness. Services will all be at 7pm.

  • Monday at 7pm at the Salvation Army
  • Tuesday at 7pm at Craigmailen
  • Wednesday at 7pm at St Mary of the Assumption
  • Maundy Thursday at 7pm at Bo’ness Old Kirk
  • Good Friday at 7pm at St Andrew’s
  • Easter Sunday at 8am at the ruins of Kinneil Kirk

Reflections at the Quay: As part of the BBC’s Easter programming, Reflections at the Quay will be broadcast on BBC One Scotland next Sunday at 11.25am. The four presenters, including Callum Timms, are accompanied by music and scripture.

A collection for the Holy Places will take place on Good Friday. There will be a basket in the hall on Good Friday for donations to this traditional collection to support the Holy Land.

Words for Wellbeing: Words for Wellbeing groups will take place at Bo’ness Library on 16th and 30th April from 10am to 11am. The groups are intended to support mental health and wellbeing by encouraging people to get out of the house and enabling them to socialise. The groups are free as are the refreshments. For more information or to register interest people can call 01324 504 242 or email Gavin Johnstone at

Children’s Liturgy: After two long years the Children’s Liturgy will restart at the 10am Mass on Sunday 24th April 2022. We look forward to seeing you all back!

Praying for the sick and housebound: We would like to return to praying weekly for our sick and housebound parishioners at Sunday Masses, and including such prayer requests in our weekly newsletter. To add someone’s name to the list, please email or speak to any passkeeper. Please get agreement from the person concerned, and don’t forget to let us know if they no longer should be on the list.

Lourdes Pilgrimage: The Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage is back! Demand is expected to be high for this popular and life-enhancing trip so booking now is recommended. It takes place from 8-15 July and will be led by Archbishop Cushley. All the details you need are at

Gift Aid: If you are a taxpayer and not currently in the parish gift aid scheme please consider joining; signing a simple form is all that is required. William McAllister or Tony Edwards can provide further details if you are interested in finding out more.

Volunteers for the Garden: With Spring arriving the work on the parish gardens increases apace. There is currently only a very small group that regularly tend to our award-winning grounds. More volunteers are needed to help spread the load – if you could even just give an hour or so of your time it would be such a great help.

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine: O Loving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to do your Will and leave us His Peace. Through the intercession and example of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of Peace, grant us the wisdom and humility to reflect that peace to the world. Inspire our thoughts, words and deeds to bear witness to your presence in our hearts. May your Holy Spirit fill us with every grace and blessing so that we may pursue what leads to peace for all humanity. Amen